Senior Program Officer –
Based at New Delhi
Jhpiego is a
non-profit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University
affiliate that is saving lives, improving health and transforming
futures. We partner with governments, health experts and local
communities to build the skills and systems that guarantee a
healthier future for women and families. Jhpiego translates the
best science and practice into moments of care that can mean the
difference between life and death for women and families. The
moment a woman gives birth; the moment a midwife helps a new born
to breath. Through our partnerships, we are revolutionizing health
care for the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
In India, Jhpiego works across various states in close
collaboration with national and state governments, providing
technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and
child health, strengthening human resources for health, and
non-communicable diseases. These programs are funded by USAID,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard
Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), MSD
for Mothers and others.
Jhpiego is hiring for the
position of Senior Program Officer – RMNCHA for its flagship
health systems strengthening project NISHTHA. The incumbent will
be based in New Delhi and will provide technical and managerial
expertise to shape the strategies and activities for providing
technical assistance to the intervention states under NISHTHA
project. The incumbent will provide technical and programmatic
support in the areas of RMNCHA with a special focus on Child
Health and Family Planning. The position will report to the
Advisor, RMNCH+A- NISHTHA.
Role and Responsibilities:
• Work closely with Team leader and state government
counterparts to develop, implement, monitor state specific project
activities including development of roadmaps, work-plans,
activities, reports etc.
• Liaison and support with the
Government at the National and State level as per the need to
develop technical expertise in the area of RMNCH+A
Support for the designing of project’s RMNCH+A strategy,
activities, and approaches that are evidence-based and aligned
with Government of India’s and donor’s priorities
Provide technical expertise in RMNCH+A activities of NISHTHA and
support integration of RMNCH+A services in Health and Wellness
• Support in strengthening of Family
Planning services under the ambit of Comprehensive Primary Health
• Provide timely and adequate technical
guidance on strengthening availability of FP commodities at HWCs,
improving service quality and effective implementation of priority
FP interventions as per NISHTHA’s work plan
capacities of primary healthcare teams (from curricula development
to their implementation) for providing high quality RMNCH+A
services in HWCs to the communities
• Undertake needs
assessment and landscaping of RMNCHA models in primary healthcare
space especially with regards to vulnerable populations.
Develop job aids, training materials, capacity building tools,
monitoring framework, communication tools etc. for RMNCHA
• Provide technical expertise in reviewing,
developing the technical contents for communication materials, job
aids and tools for the community, healthcare providers and
• Perform other duties as assigned by
the supervisor from time to time for smooth functioning of the
program and to achieve program goals.
• Experience and demonstrated ability of working
with government health programs, counterparts and systems.
Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic documents.
Technically proficient with up to date skills required for the
• Excellent verbal and written
• Ability to handle a variety of
assignments under pressure of deadlines.
• Proficiency in
computers – MS Office.
• Ability to travel up to 40% of
• Ability to join early would be an added advantage.
Qualifications/Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelors in Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, M.Sc. (N) with valid
registration is desirable. PG Diploma/ Masters in Public Health or
Public Health Management is a must
• At least 5-8 years of
similar experience of working with government counterparts and
• Prior experience of working in
primary healthcare settings is desirable
• Experience in
innovative and effective RMNCH programmes will be desirable
Familiarity with the Indian health system, newer initiatives in
health sector and relevant government policies/ strategies
particularly NHM, Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centers,
Family planning Program etc.
• Experience of supporting
large scale project implementation
• Experience in working
with a team of diverse professionals
Jhpiego is an
equal opportunity employer and offers highly dynamic and enabling
work environment and provides competitive compensation based on
experience and background. Interested candidates should submit
their application at email@example.com with a covering
Due to high volume of applications, only
shortlisted applicants will receive a response from Jhpiego .
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